September Accessibility Workshop


Workshop: Making Your Website Accessible and ADA Compliant

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Fredrikson and Byron
200 S. 6th St, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425

Having an accessible website is the “right thing to do” as it makes goods and services available to a population that can most-benefit from Internet-based services. Most websites and are not accessible to disabled users, including the visually impaired, and those companies are missing out on millions of potential customers, including a growing group of seniors. Finally, Non-accessible websites and apps are at substantial risk of being named in class-action lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other anti-discrimination laws. This interactive workshop will be led by Steve Helland (Fredrickson & Byron), Michele Landis (Accessible360) and Amber James (Clockwork).

Join us to get hands on experience with accessible technology tools and learn practical tips and best practices for improving the accessibility of your website or app. Additionally you will gain knowledge about the current legal landscape in regards to the ADA and websites.

Attendees will leave with:

  • A tool-box of practical tips, best practices, and tools for improving the accessibility of their own website and apps.
  • An understanding of what “accessibility” means in practical terms.
  • An understanding of how a blind person uses / experiences the Internet.
  • Knowledge of the applicable law (the ADA), what it requires, and what questions the law leaves unanswered.
  • An overview of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and how they relate to this issue?

Who this workshop is for:

  • Those involved in website / app development or UX
  • Agency or client “compliance” roles, including legal, compliance, and risk management
  • Owners /  entrepreneurs of solo / small shops, who wear most/all the hats.
  • Agency or company side employees who create digital content

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Steve Helland
Steve Helland is a partner and founder of the Accessible Technology Defense practice at Fredrikson & Byron.   He represents over 50 clients in defending and efficiently resolving website accessibility / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  lawsuits and in compliance and risk-reduction actions.



Amber James
Amber James is a digital strategist at Clockwork, an experience design and technology agency. She began her career as a copywriter and content strategist in Portland, Oregon where she worked with design agencies, tech companies, and Fortune 100 companies. Today, she guides clients through the process of rethinking their digital presence with a data-informed, accessible, user-centric approach. She is an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies.



Michele Landis
Michele is the VP Business Development & Strategic Partners, Co-founder of Accessible360.

My years of successful sales and business development experience paired with my service and leadership on programs focused on inclusion and equal access have all fed my entrepreneurial spirit and prepared me for a unique opportunity in the area of website accessibility consulting. The best part of my position with A360 is increasing awareness and helping clients learn what it means to become compliant. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s good for your business.

I lead the Business Development for A360 by identifying potential partners, consulting on creative website strategies for our clients’ businesses and strengthening community relationships to further our mission.


Capacity: 80

Security Information
: U.S. Bank Plaza has recently instituted a new security protocol that requires all visitors to the building to be registered and issued a guest badge. If you plan to attend this event, we strongly encourage registering at least 48 hours in advance, in order to expedite your arrival experience. Walk-in event attendees should allow for extra time for onsite security registration. For more information on the security process, click here.

Thanks to our sponsors, Fredrikson & Byron!